| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
There’s a good reason no team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. “It’s hard. Damned hard,” said Kings right wing Justin Williams, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:33 PM
In predicted order of finish
2013-14: 46-28-8 (100 points), 3rd.
Coach Darryl Sutter wants more from the kids, and wingers Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson look ready to deliver. Sutter also will have a full season of...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 9:41 PM
Patrick Kane scored a late power-play goal to lift the Blackhawks to a 5-3 victory over the Wild on Tuesday night at the United Center. After coughing up a two-goal lead in the third, Kane's goal with 3 minutes, 28 seconds remaining in the...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Many of the major off-season moves made by Western Conference teams were motivated by one factor — to match up better against the Stanley Cup champions and beat the big, deep Kings at their own game.
With that in mind, a number of quality...
| Nov 21, 2014
The Sports Xchange
PHILADELPHIA — Jason Zucker picked the perfect time to end his scoring drought.
Zucker scored a tiebreaking goal with 45.4 seconds left, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:52 AM
It's not often that a coach makes wholesale changes in his lineup after his team earned five out of a possible eight points on an excellent road trip against four of the Western Conference's best clubs.
But Panthers coach Gerard Gallant is doing just...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:03 PM
For the last two months, Ilya Bryzgalov said he's been operating as a "full-time dad," coaching his son's hockey team in New Jersey, doing homework with his kids at night.
On Thursday, in his first practice with Anaheim after signing a tryout contract,...
| Apr 16, 2014
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| Dec 7, 2013
| 11:20 PM
It was always going to be incredibly difficult for Kings rookie goalie Martin Jones to top his NHL debut, the one straight out of the can-you-believe-it file.
So Jones merely did something that he didn't do against Anaheim in the nine-round shootout win...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:24 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- It was Slovenia’s version of the 1980 U.S. “Miracle on Ice,” a historic moment for a team whose country, with a population of about 2 million, has only seven indoor hockey rinks and only 148 senior-level players....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The bold moves by the Blackhawks' Central Division rivals came early on the opening day of free agency.
A short time after the Stars acquired Jason Spezza in a blockbuster trade Tuesday, the Blues opened their pocketbook to sign the coveted Paul...